It’s remarkable where a chance encounter can lead isn’t it? In this case, to the publication of our interactive guidebook to Mongolia.
Mongolia is not not necessarily an easy option as a travel destination. It is a tough country in everything from its climate to its infrastructure and, if you’re considering visiting, you’ll need to pack your adaptability and flexibility along with your sun cream and your thermals. The logistics chapter of our guidebook to Mongolia will help you to prepare for that but the guidebook also features map and photo galleries, informative text boxes and Trip Inspirations – separate sections providing ideas on where to go.
This guidebook to Mongolia has been written to give a general overview to modern Mongolia for the active traveller. However, throughout our book you will not find many recommendations for tour companies, guides or agencies. Why? We wanted to keep this guide as open as possible, not receiving commission or accepting payment for listings. Also, there are hundreds of companies operating and offering experiences in Mongolia and new ones spring up all the time and others close.
Because of the huge area it covers, Mongolia has a diversity of land types and of scenery – from the high open upland steppes, to desert regions in the south, and the cold high glaciated mountain ranges in the west to the densely forested north. This diversity of land leads to a diversity of people and different ways of living and of life. This guidebook to Mongolia will hopefully help deal with expectations, give you an overview of the country and the diversity and variety of locations and experiences available. With this in mind, the photographs used throughout the book were all taken by guests of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia as we felt this helped to provide a more real overview. As journeys in Mongolia traditionally go in a clockwise direction, so do the location chapters throughout our guide. And, in between those, are chapters on the culture and everyday living aspects of the country.
With Mongolia, the rewards for those who make the effort to visit are, like its land, immense. Just leave behind your expectations based on what you’ve read and watched. Instead, come with an open mind and be delighted, challenged and surprised. 21st Century Mongolia will be so much more than you expect it to be.
We hope you enjoy the guide.
Link to Interactive Guidebook to Mongolia (a Kindle edition will be published shortly. Updates happen each year and your copy will automatically update).
Jess @ Eternal Landscapes Mongolia